Home Improvement

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By Joe McCord, Making It Rain On The Regular
(Property Investment Wise)
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According to this article, and Katharine Tuckerman, when it comes time to resell, a "bathroom can make or break a deal." One of the most effective ways to increase a home's value and attract buyers is to upgrade the bathroom.  Creating a luxurious interior that promises the relaxed atmosphere of ...

By Joseph Doohan, I offer business strategy advice for realtors
(Joseph Doohan)
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I bought a brand new home recently which had built in wardrobes. As you know with buying home, it is quite a hit financially. The wardrobes in my house were rather tired looking, an off white that may have at one stage been a cream colour. The plan was to possibly rip them out and install new one...

By David Jackson, MBA, Financial lending analyst
(Olympus Labs)
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Have you always wanted an outdoor patio or an indoor sunroof? Maybe a glass wall has been on your wish list for some time, but you’ve never pulled the trigger. Well, there’s never been a better time than now. Hiring a service company to help you renovate can turn your wish list into reality and m...

By Chrissy Boltan, Service professional specializing in Real Estate
(Pro Services)
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Kitchens are an important part of your house and you need to take special care when it comes to décor and designing. If you want to change the old cabinets of your kitchen or want to install a new cabinet for the kitchen, you can choose from the myriad types of kitchen cabinets styles. Cabinets c...

By Renovation Find, Helping you find the best renovation companies.
(RenovationFind)
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Designing your own kitchen is an exciting process that requires a good deal of thought. The materials you choose, the layout, and the colors are all big decisions that will greatly affect the outcome of your kitchen. Kitchen countertops are particularly tough. There are so many different material...

By Cate Griffing, Home Decor Blogger creating beautiful spaces
(West Magnolia Charm)
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Recently  I took on the project of updating my home room by room. By updating I mean, painting, switching up decor or just rearranging the furniture. After 5 years in the home, I felt like some of these updates were necessary. Ever since starting this updating project, I have realized there are 2...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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KITCHEN REMODEL IN PARK MODEL TRAILERJoyfully Growing Blog is back with another kitchen remodel! This time around, we chose to remodel a park model trailer. With some careful planning, and lots of hard work, this kitchen turned out amazing! If you're interested in  learning more, check out the fu...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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DIY WOOD FRAMING AROUND A BASIC MIRRORSometimes the smallest touches, like wood framing around a basic bathroom mirror, can make a huge impact.  This DIY wood mirror frame project is cheap and easy! The average DIYer could complete this project in a weekend.  It’s only a few hours of actual work,...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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The Perfect Wood Plank Wall For Any RoomIf you've ever come across a room that needed a bold accent wall to spruce things up, then this DIY wood plank accent wall is for you!  We installed this accent wall in our master bedroom, and it looks great behind the off white cloth headboard on our bed. ...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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THE BEST WHITE PAINT COLOR FOR ANY SPACEPaint color can make or break the interior aesthetic in a home. Ugly paint colors will make a decent looking house appear much worse than it really is.  Sometimes when an interior feels dated, dark and dingy, a fresh coat of white paint is all that’s needed...

By Bruce Kunz, REALTOR®, Brick & Howell NJ Homes for Sale
(C21 Solid Gold Realty, Brick, NJ, 732-920-2100)
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Kim Anderson (https://activerain.com/profile/kimsellsyourhomefast) shared the Great post about making your Air Conditioning system it's most efficient. Having an annual inspction & system service performed is paramount.Hope it helps! Once the air from your coolant system isn't blowing frigid enou...

By Ashley Carpenter, Home Renovation, DIY, and Decor Blog
(Joyfully Growing Blog, LLC)
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AN AFFORDABLE KITCHEN RENOVATIONEveryone wants an amazing gourmet kitchen; that's why updating a kitchen can increase a home's value in a big way!  But let's face it: kitchen renovation projects can be intimidating! They are usually extremely expensive, and can take forever.The world of home reno...
Here's another guest blog from Tim Bob, the HVAC tech that I recommend to all of my clients.     AC and Heater repairs are best left for the professionals  Without proper tools or training, repairs end up with disappointing reports.  Many repairs we are called out on are to correct improperly mad...

By David Best, Turn your house into a home! Home Improvement Tips
(HouseHome)
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The expenses that come with home maintenance can be overwhelming, especially when these repairs surface at the least expected time or when you have no cash to run them. Even at that, it is best that you attend to these repairs as soon as possible, considering that leaving them will eventually lea...

By Dale Taylor, Realtor = Chicago Illinois Homes Townhomes Condos
(Re/Max 10 New Lenox Illinois)
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I recently closed a transaction on a Richton Park, Illinois home in which Gene help the Buyer procure financing.  At the closing I asked Gene to continue to include me on his helpful e-blast newletters.  He came through and loves it when I share...First! Thanking Gene Walters for providing this h...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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We all know what a pain a faulty window can be. They can be leaky, drafty or squeaky, they’ll close when we need them to stay open and open when we want to close them. If you are facing these issues with your windows, this list is just for you. Oh, and having your windows fixed before winter is a...

By Wendi-Mae Davis, CRS, GRI, Broker Associate
(Future Homes & Real Estate)
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Some tips on how to properly house train your pup!     My team is here to help with all your household projects!  Do you have a Summer project you would like a referral to a Service provider for?  Any helpful hints? Color specialist? or?  Just give us a call! 916-616-0874 or check us out at Wendi...

By NextDay Inspect, Residential Home Inspections & Radon Testing
(NextDay Inspect)
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A sinking sidewalk is bad news for you and your guests. Where the pavement is uneven, someone’s bound to trip eventually.Pavement sinks because exterior concrete is always on the move. Soil settles. Moisture moves soil up and down. In cold climates, frost can heave and lift concrete slabs.Tearing...

By Sandra Nickel, The Hat Team
(Sandra Nickel REALTORS)
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When you have overnight guests, you want them to feel welcomed and comfortable.  Providing a place for them to sleep is the bare minimum. If you’re lucky enough to have a designated, full time guest room, there are a lot of little things you can do to create a space that your guests will enjoy.  ...

By Richard Daskam, Your Real Estate Consultant
(Keller Williams Coastal Properties)
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Flips & Upgrades that are really dated